Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 comments:

~sydney~ June 26, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

So very true! What a great quote. I miss u guys!

Anonymous,  July 1, 2008 at 3:01 PM  

This is, by far, one of the truest statements of all time. Emerson was a genius and I thank you for posting it.